817 Commercial Street
Leavenworth, Wa 09928
Cascade Medical operates a Critical Access Hospital, Rural Family Practice Clinic and Ambulance Service in a unique location on the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. Cascade Medical is a family practice-centered facility which provides care to patients of a large geographic area as well as a significant tourist population (2.5+ million annually). This provides a wide range of training opportunities for emergent and urgent care. We are comprised of 6 family physicians and two mid-level practitioners. Three of the MDs are graduates of the same UWSOM class!
Cascade Medical is located in downtown Leavenworth, a Bavarian themed town nestled at the base of the Cascade Mountain range. The town’s population is about 1500 but on busy weekends it can swell to well over 10,000. The downtown corridor is modeled after Bavaria but the vast majority of the public health district is either mountainous or agricultural mixed with orchard lands. Leavenworth and the surrounding area is host to an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities including hiking, biking, skiing and river rafting
The Medical student will have an opportunity to work with each of the medical providers at Cascade during their rotation. In addition the student will be expected to participate in the community’s Free Clinic from 6:30-8:00pm on Monday evenings. Emergency room call is scheduled every Friday evening until midnight. Students are encouraged to spend time with the EMS crew and experiencing prehospital core staff.
The Cascade Medical Family Practice clinic serves approximately 1200 patients per month. Routine OB care and hospitalizations requiring ICU and surgery generally occurs in Wenatchee at WVMC or Central Washington Hospital - 30 miles away. Students may choose to spend time with our psychologist who has office hours each Friday. Students will also have the opportunity to be involved in procedures such as endoscopy, EKG, treadmill testing, minor-skill surgery, and ER procedures. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in both hospital and nursing home rounds.
A furnished apartment is located in town within easy walking distance to Cascade Medical Center and the beautiful river front park.
Bring your bike, skis (Alpine and Nordic), fishing/climbing gear, kayak, backpack and hiking boots. Leavenworth and the surrounding area have numerous outdoor activities to participate in.
Revised April 2016